Karumi is the Japanese word for "lightness". The famous Japanese poet Basho used it to mean "the beauty of ordinary things spoken of in a simple way".
Your're probably not going to be greatly enamoured of the information, but I had a friend once (a boyfriend of my sister's, actually) who prided himself on the following "haiku":Farting while walkingeffects minimal increasein velocityHe rather liked the fact that, short as it was, it contained two (very slightly different meanings).It just so happened that he and I (and my girlfriend at that time) went on a cycling trip together during the drought summer (England, 1977), during which I (in a manner worthy of Basho himself) concocted the following riposte:Farting while cyclingnecessitates raising one bumfrom the saddleThat's it! Sorry - it's totally unedifying, but there it is...John
Hmmm...I think I prefer the first of your two haikus! :)
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